Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place - October 29th 2013

Dixon Place presents...

"Salon Lounge at Dixon Place"

a monthly showcase of performance/literature/film-video by women

an International Women Artists’ Salon series

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 ~ Host: Heidi Russell, founder

Literature: Lynn McGee, poet

Reading from manuscript, Comfort Food and Heirloom Bulldog

Lynn McGee's work appears in recent issues of The American Poetry Review, the Southern Poetry Review, Hawai'i Review, 2 Bridges Review, The Same, Bluestem and other magazines. Her manuscript Wheel of Ice has been nominated for the McGovern Prize (pending). She holds an MFA from Columbia and co-curates, with Gerry LaFemina, the Lunar Walk Poetry Series at the Two Moon Art House Cafe, In Brooklyn. http://www.pw.org/content/lynn_mcgee_1

Theater: Mary Dimino

BIG DUMMY, written and performed by Mary Dimino; director:
Christine Miller

Big Dummy, written & performed by FringeNYC award-winning solo show writer Mary Dimino, debuted this August in The 2013 New York International Fringe Festival. Bright child. Simple father. They're best friends. Until she outgrows him at age eleven. Embarrassed by him, and herself. Realizing dad's brilliant. As is. Growing up smarter than your father in a funny, factory-working family from Queens. Come, simplify yourself.

FringeNYC Outstanding Solo Show Award Winner, Mary Dimino is a critically acclaimed monologist, described as “a born ranconteur with exuberance and heart." MAC Award winner for Outstanding Female Comedian and Gracie Allen Award winner, Mary was featured on NBC’s Today Show, HBO,Comedy Central, sketches on Letterman and Conan O’Brien. Mary is a contributer for The Huffington Post. She wrote, performed, and published Scarred Skinny. www.marydimino.com and www.big-dummy.com

Video: Annie Heckman

Peru, 1953 (Trephining Letter), 2013, 4 minutes

Sound: Jason L. Hoffman, Translation & Narration: Jorge Soto

Created at the International Museum of Surgical Science, in a residency and exhibit curated by Lindsey Thieman.

Annie Heckman is an artist and educator whose work explores mortality through animation, installation, drawing, and writing. Born in Chicago, Heckman received her BFA in Studio Art in 2002 from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and her MFA in Studio Art in 2006 at New York University's Steinhardt School. She works with School and Teacher Programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and currently serves as Visiting Assistant Professor at DePaul University. www.annieheckman.com

Music: Maracujá 

Original music selections

Maracujá is a musical duo of two soulful singers—Chéredyn Martin and Marye Lobb—who share an array of world, jazz and pop music. Performing in English, Spanish and Portuguese, they get your body moving and heart smiling. The band is accompanied by world class musicians including: Ayako Higuchi and Jorge Saenz. www.maracujamusic.com


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